Dad asked police for bed before damage

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A dad of three was so desperate for accommodation he rang up police saying he wanted a bed for the night.

Paul Quinn called police on September 3 about 1am warning he would break into a property, and later smashed a window to get into a flat.

Quinn, 35, who gave a friend’s address at Boundary Court, Dinmore Avenue, Grange Park, saying he was staying there, pleaded guilty to damaging a window belonging to Blackpool Coastal Housing and breaching a suspended prison sentence.

Jim Mowbray, prosecuting, said a tenant at flats in Boundary Court saw Quinn kicking a panel to get into a flat.

He was fined £25 and ordered to pay £100 compensation by Blackpool magistrates.

Hugh Pond, defending, said Quinn had drunk a case of lager at the time.